Urban Planning

Mayor’s Star Council Announces Latest Class, Leadership

By Bethany Erickson / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Mayor’s Star Council named 37 to its latest class and tapped its latest leaders for 2019-2020, it announced recently. The MSC, while not affiliated with the City of Dallas, has worked with the Mayor’s office on various projects. Participants come from eight different sectors, including arts, business, education, government, hospitality and tourism, media, religion, […]

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As Predicted: Lincoln Katy Trail To Return To Oak Lawn Committee

By Jon Anderson / November 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

Clairvoyance can be a terrible burden. Thankfully, it didn’t take any special powers to foresee Lincoln Property Company returning to the Oak Lawn Committee for their Lincoln Katy Trail project. After seeing the reactions of City Plan Commissioners on Sept. 22 to Lincoln’s plan to skip a re-blessing by the Oak Lawn Committee to their very […]

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Hip Hop Is the Hook For Architecture Camp Aimed at Improving Diversity in Industry

By Bethany Erickson / August 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

It’s not mere hyperbole — the worlds of architecture, urban planning, and construction are lacking in representation of people of color. In fact, the American Institute of Architect’s 2016 “Diversity in the Profession of Architecture” found that the one thing most architects — regardless of race — could agree on was that people of color […]

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CityMAP: Congestion Mitigation in the Dallas City Core, Part 2

By Jon Anderson / July 25, 2016 / 4 Comments

If you missed part one, click here.  Overall, the documents and scenarios CityMAP put together are logical and straight-forward.  Most call for the submersion of key highways surrounding Dallas’ core aiding in traffic flow and neighborhood revitalization. One calls for the rerouting of I-30 to the distant south and one calls for the removal of […]

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CityMAP: Congestion Mitigation in the Dallas City Core, Part 1

By Jon Anderson / July 22, 2016 / 6 Comments

Last night I attended the first public roundup for the CityMAP project.  Haven’t heard of it?  Well, neither had I until 72 hours ago.  Turns out it’s a framework for traffic mitigation and neighborhood revitalization that’s been put together for the past 15 months based on input from people who know about traffic and neighboring […]

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Dear City of Dallas, Please Read Angela Hunt’s Latest Column

By Joanna England / January 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

I can’t stress enough how important it is to read Angela Hunt’s latest column in the Advocate. I’ll give you the basic jist, but it’s definitely worth a read because it falls right in line with what Vishaan Chakrabarti told us ahead of The Dallas Festival of Ideas: Quit worrying so much about being “world […]

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